“I have come here to make you believe in ‘Asol Poribortan’, believe in Bengal’s development, in change of Bengal’s situation,” PM Modi said.
Flagging off his West Bengal Assembly poll campaign officially today, Prime Minister Modi lashed out against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and promised a “Sonar Bangla” (Golden Bengal) if the BJP is voted to power. Attacking the state government for allegedly letting down the people who had placed much expectation in it, PM Modi, at a massive rally in Kolkata, said: “Bengal trusted Didi for Pariborton. She broke the trust.”
Addressing the rally at the city’s Brigade Parade Ground, PM Modi said: “The dream of ‘Sonar Bangla‘ will be fulfilled. Today, I have come here today to assure you of Bengal’s development, to increase investment here, to protect Bengal’s culture and to bring change.”
“I have come here to make you believe in ‘Asol Poribortan‘, believe in Bengal’s development, in change of Bengal’s situation, in increasing investment and industries in Bengal, and in the reconstruction of Bengal.”
Stressing that the next 25 years are very important for development in the state, PM Modi said that in 2047, when India will celebrate 100 years of independence, West Bengal will lead the country once again.
Alleging that the democratic system had been destroyed in the state and that the BJP would strengthen it, PM Modi also promised to re-establish public belief in government systems, in the police, and the administration.
The Prime Minister today arrived in Kolkata in the afternoon for his first visit to the state after the Assembly poll dates were announced last week.
Elections to West Bengal’s 294-seat Assembly are scheduled to be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29 and the results will be declared on May 2.